California

 

Written by:  Jimmy Van Heusen

Written by:  Sammy Cahn

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Album:  Frank Sinatra:  The Reprise Collection, Disc 2

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  February 20, 1963

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I've known her valleys, I've known her mountains

Her missions and her courtyards and her fountains

The giant redwoods towering in the skies of her

That grow as though as they know they show the size of her

 

I've often wandered her farthest reaches

Her deserts and her snow and, yes, her beaches

A land that paradise could well be jealous of

That's California, California, blessed by heaven from above

That's California, land I love

 

(I've known her valleys, I've known her mountains)

(Her missions and her courtyards and her fountains)

(The giant redwoods towering in the skies of her)

(That grow as though as they know they show the size of her)

 

I've often wandered her farthest reaches

Her deserts and her snows and, yes, her beaches

A land that paradise could well be jealous of

That's California, California, bless'd by heaven from above

That's California, the land I love